Terminal M & Metodi Hristov are injecting life and energy back into club music.
Both this label & artist releases have been relentless across the electronic music domain this year with supreme quality and purpose. The excitement from both these outfits are infectiously incredible and leave you gasping for more.
It doesn’t seem that long ago we were talking about “Metodi- Dots Ep” which is still sitting in many DJs playlists, and now with this EP, well lets just say Christmas has really come early.
Metodi originates from Bulgaria and has to be considered one of the most consistent out there with frequent releases and support from the who’s who of the electronic DJ world.
His sound has often been quite varied with a mix of influences that makes it his own whilst touching into the areas of Classic House, Deep House, Tech-house, Techno and progressive illustrated here.
This is now his fifth featured release on Terminal M alongside other titles such as “Analog Rain, Reflex Ep with Stefano Noferini, Ariel vs Spiderman release” and of course “Dots”.
Getting into the tracks, we have the title track “This Is” first which is nothing but sensational. It’s quite a unique contrast of what I would call 90’s progressive but with a modern Techno groove.
If you remember the days of those blistering sets from the likes of “Sasha & Digweed”, and you run to your nearest record shop desperately trying to find what they played,
well now you can have experience that once again – enjoy the energy, the surreal overtones and unique atmosphere.
Eon – is the next title on this four track Ep and continues the energy very well . It’s a deeper rolling groove than the prior with slightly more shuffle style hats.
It quickly builds in to a transient atmosphere with the drums and percussion increasing the intensity. Dynamic peaks and troughs are worked into the arrangement and it flows superbly well.
Next we have Si –Fi – that has more of a dirty feel about it with a distorted percussion and a Techno arpeggiated bassline. Classic Tech to House chords are then overlaid and further compounds its Techno roots.
It’s slightly darker than the previous tracks and features great hoover style stabs.
kicks – is final track on the EP and yet again we are treated to a pulsating energetic groove.
This is another track that is reminiscent of the 90’s is some ways with its reverbed synth work, its almost “Prodigy” esque and another rolling groove perfect for DJs and big sound systems.
Synopsis, a perfect release to end the year in style from one of the hottest labels on the planet right now and winner for Metodi Hristov.
Blue Amazon Rated 10/10